Putney High School Welcome Peer
Baroness Wilkins from the House of Lords as part of the Peers in Schools programme
The programme aims to raise awareness of the role of the House of Lords and to encourage young people to get involved in politics.
Baroness Wilkins, whose political interests lie within topics of disability, housing, international development and energy conservation, spoke to students about her life as a peer, and gave an insight into working at the Houses of Parliament.
Baroness Hayman, who devises and manages the Peers in Schools Programme, said:
The visit was a great opportunity for girls, many of whom are studying the House of Lords as part of their politics studies.
November 8, 2010